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For reasons that are will become obvious I'm investigating my roots. My brother has done some family research in the past and discovered that my paternal grandparents were almost certainly born in N.Ireland. Possibly the ROI. According to the BBC website grandparents confer citizenship of the Republic as long as they were born in the Irish Isles which they say include north of the border.

Anyone currently doing this and anything impact on the US immigration / citizenship process ? I'm currently waiting on ROC and am eligible for USC next summer.


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No effect, you can have triple citizenship.


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Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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My husbands grandmother was born in Ireland. We are planning on applying for Irish citizenship for him at some point. Actually what you're doing is registering a foreign birth with the Irish government then applying for a passport.

I'm interested in doing it more so for my future children and making sure that as much of the world is open to them as possible.

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Thought as much. I'll probably wait until the current "baby boom" slows up a bit :-)

Next up - novelty leprechaun hat and telling Americans I'm Irish.


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My paternal grandfather was born in the Irish republic. I already have dual citizenship (UK and Germany). If I take US citizenship I will have to forfeit my German citizenship unless I can prove that I maintain property or family ties to Germany. So I am in the process of registering as "an Irish citizen born overseas" in order to maintain an EU passport. I wouldn't do it if I could keep my German citizenship.


 

 

 

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My husbands grandmother was born in Ireland. We are planning on applying for Irish citizenship for him at some point. Actually what you're doing is registering a foreign birth with the Irish government then applying for a passport.

I'm interested in doing it more so for my future children and making sure that as much of the world is open to them as possible.

Reading the rules, your husband would need to have citizenship established before the birth of your children in order to be able to pass the citizenship on to them.

There is a long delay at the moment with getting births registered. I'm not in a hurry and don't have any children (and never will have) so I'm waiting a while until I do it.


 

 

 

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Reading the rules, your husband would need to have citizenship established before the birth of your children in order to be able to pass the citizenship on to them.

There is a long delay at the moment with getting births registered. I'm not in a hurry and don't have any children (and never will have) so I'm waiting a while until I do it.

Yes I understand that. We're still a few years away from children so plenty of time. We'll take it on maybe early next year.

I read all about the process but am still unsure exactly what documentation is needed. So far my understanding is:

Grandmother's Irish birth certificate, marriage certificate and death certificate

Mother's birth certificate. His mother has never been married so no marriage certificate

Husbands birth certificate.

What else?

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It's a whole list of things.

https://www.dfa.ie/passports-citizenship/citizenship/born-abroad/registering-a-foreign-birth/

Not for the faint-hearted!

I'm not sure if I will be able to see my process through to the end as my father was orphaned at the age of 6. We know the year his father was born and his father's father's name but I don't know if that's enough to track down the Irish birth certificate.


 

 

 

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No it's not, but if we can do US immigration, we can do this!

Quite - should be a walk in the park in comparison :-)

It's generally easy enough to get those kind of documents in the UK - assuming of course you can track details of those events (births/deaths/marriage). Let's see what it's like in practice. I may need a jaunt over to the Emerald Isle at some point.


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